The 2021 Ford Bronco has been a long time coming. The revitalized Bronco will bring Ford back to the off-road SUV segment in a big way, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the returning model, which should arrive late in 2020. However, as we get closer to its production and release date, more news has started trickling in. Here is what we do know about the 2021 Ford Bronco so far…
You will be able to get it in a two-door or a
four-door version—and you can choose between rear- and four-wheel drive.
You will be able to remove the doors and hard
top. That means the Bronco will offer a truly open-air off-roading experience.
The grille will bear huge “Bronco” signage on
the front, so everyone will know exactly what you’re driving.
The Bronco will share some similarities with the
new Ford Ranger. In fact, the Bronco and the next-generation Ranger will be
built on the same platform.
The Bronco will have a spare tire on the back.
Styling of the Bronco harkens back to 1965
rather than 1996. That means we’ll see a return to classic boxiness.
Engine specs aren’t yet solidified, but we may
see a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 (the same one in the F-150).
If you need a new Ford SUV now instead of waiting for the 2021 model year, contact us at Transwest Ford.
The Ford Ranger first made its American debut in 1983 as a compact pickup that was very popular for many years. In 2011, Ford discontinued production of the truck, but now, we have learned about a comeback for the Ford Ranger for the 2019 model year.
After an 8-year gap, the new Ranger will be more impressive than ever. It will be built using a fully boxed ladder frame that has been specifically designed for the American market. Compared to the European model, the American Ranger will have tighter body panels for a more refined design.
Under the hood, the Ranger will come with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® inline-four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford has yet to release output numbers, but horsepower will probably land somewhere around 300 with about 350 lb-ft of torque.
Just like the larger F-150, the Ranger will be available in a variety of trims and configurations. Two versions that will be a popular choice among off-road enthusiasts will be the FX2 and FX4, which will get numerous rugged features as standard including skid plates, all-terrain tires, a front bash plate, and other goodies.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to hit showroom floors in early 2019. We at Transwest Ford are counting down the months until we get to try it out.